Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces

Nanoelectronics and Nano-Optics

Graphene - Quantum Dot Photodetectors

Combining high mobility graphene transistors with efficient light absorbing colloidal quantum dots may pave a way for cheap, high resolving infrared photodetectors. Light is absorbed in the Quantum Dot layer, creating excitons. One charge carrier type is transferred faster to the biased graphene transistor, leading to an additional electric field. This is measured by a current change in the graphene transistor. We are investigating the detailed mechanism of these graphene-QDs photodetectors, expanding the range of spectral photoresponse, and increasing the detectivity.


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M. Grotevent; Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2016.


M. J. Grotevent, C. U. Hail, S. Yakunin, D. N. Dirin, K. Thodkar, G. B. Barin, P. Guyot-Sionnest, M. Calame, D. Poulikakos, M. V. Kovalenko, I. Shorubalko "Nanoprinted Quantum Dot–Graphene Photodetectors", Adv. Optical Mater. 2019, 1900019